New article for inspectors: Inspecting Solar Roofing Shingles

Optimum energy efficiency is a major target for new housing, but existing homes can be retrofitted to experience the same lowered energy bills and a decreased carbon footprint.  Although inspecting solar power systems is beyond the scope of a standard home inspection, it’s useful for inspectors to have a basic knowledge of them as they become more commonplace.  Read our latest article by Roberta Farsetta, a 20-year veteran of the inspection industry, and spouse of Certified Master Inspector® and Chair of InterNACHI’s Ethics and Standards of Practice Committee:  Inspecting Solar Roofing Shingles.

For Home Inspectors: Home Inspection Sample Reports

“Work smarter, not harder” is an axiom which recognizes that a small business owner’s most valuable resource is time.  Don’t waste your time trying to reinvent the wheel when it comes to writing home inspection reports.  Borrow from the best, courtesy of your fellow InterNACHI members:  Home Inspection Sample Reports.

Legal Tip for Home Inspectors: Prevent a Stink, Include a Link

InterNACHI General Counsel Mark Cohen has some simple advice for home inspectors with websites who want to avoid legal hassles with unhappy former clients down the road — advice that he’s given to harried inspectors 95% of the time!  Read Legal Tip for Home Inspectors: Prevent a Stink, Include a Link.